Restaurants recognized by <the Michelin Guide>, a world-renowned restaurant guide book, abound in Seoul. A selection of the best across all styles offered by restaurants in Seoul await you, ranging from Michelin Star restaurants to Bib Gourmands –places that offer a carefully prepared, but simpler style of cooking at reasonable prices.
Michelin 1 star
A VERY GOOD RESTAURANT I N ITS CATEGORY
AUTHENTIC KOREAN CUISINE
A fine dining institution that honors the tradition of Korean noble families who reflected philosophy and aestheticism in food
Gotgan is a Korean fine-dining restaurant that honors the philosophy and aesthetic value of noble families in the Joseon Dynasty. What makes this restaurant unique is that only a minimum amount of seasoning is used with a simple recipe so that guests can enjoy as much natural taste of seasonal produce as possible. Signature dishes include 9 kinds of appetizers made with 9 different seasonal ingredients that change every month. Reservations are required.
- 50F, FKI Bldg., 24, Yeoui-daero, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
KOREAN FOOD PRIDE
LEE JONG KUK 104
A whole new level of flavor that awakens your senses
This fine Korean dining experience created with the artistic sense of chef Lee Jong-kuk presents luxurious Korean table d’hote in a gallery like space. You can enjoy quality cuisine while surrounded by the exhibitions of sobans (traditional Korean tables) and antiques. Plus, the dishes made with seasonal ingredients and fermented sauces are served on artistic plates. The chef serves a memorable treat using precious ingredients including deep-sea oysters, which resemble cherry blossoms, as well as premium seasonal mushrooms.
- 95-1 Seongbuk-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul
SURPRISINGLY CREATIVE COURSE MEAL,
Pioneering new flavors with experimental cuisine
Opened in 2017, Exquisine became a Michelin starred restaurant (one-star) in just one year. The restaurant offers contemporary cuisine developed by chef Jang Kyung-won, who creates new flavors through Korean fusion cuisine. Exquisine only offers course meals with regularly changing menu items. The restaurant’s signature potato dish boasts a unique texture of mashed potato topped with sea urchin roe cream. Be sure to make reservations as seating is limited.
- 6 Samseong-ro 140-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul